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government which still considers the plant a dangerous drug? as the most expensive election in u.s. history comes to a close, we will talk about the issue facing more and more americans that rarely got a mention in the presidential campaign -- poverty. >> the problem is, obama himself no better than romney is still very much part of a system that has failed poor and working people. capitalism is not working for poor and working people in america. we have to bear witness to that. >> we will speak what dr. cornel west and pbs host tavis smiley. together they have written, "the rich and the rest of us: a poverty manifesto." all of that and more coming up. this is "democracy now!," democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. we're on the road in chicago. the pentagon has confirmed that iran fired at a pilotless u.s. drone last week, but missed its target. pentagon spokesperson george little insisted the incident occurred in international, not iranian, airspace, and vowed that u.s. surveillance flights will continue. >> the incident occurred over international waters approximate
. closing arguments have ended in a pretrial hearing to determine whether u.s. staff sergeant robert bales will face a court- martial for allegedly slaughtering 16 afghan civilians, including nine children, in march. military prosecutors are seeking the death penalty while defense attorneys have argued that alcohol abuse, drug use, and posttraumatic stress disorder all may have played a key role in fueling his actions. the presiding officer says he'll issue a recommendation on whether to proceed to court martial by the end of the week. deadly fighting in syria reportedly left at least 63 people dead across the country tuesday, including 41 in the capital damascus. syrian tanks continue to shell the palestinian refugee camp which has seen heavy violence this month. france has become the first western country to recognize syria's newly brokered opposition coalition as the sole representative of the syrian people. the coalition was formed over the weekend at a summit in doma. at least 24 people at and killed and more than 100 wounded in a series of bombings across iraq. a multiple explosions
the future that lies ahead. you elected us to focus on your jobs, not ours. in the coming weeks and months, out and working with leaders of both parties to meet the challenges we can only solve together. reducing our deficit, reforming our tax codes, fixing our immigration system, freeing ourselves from foreign oil. we have more work to do. >> mitt romney won the traditional republican states, but ended up with only one swing state victory, taking north carolina. after reports that his campaign was questioning the results in ohio, romney finally emerged shortly before 1:00 a.m. eastern standard time to announce he had conceded the race. >> i have just called president obama to congratulate him on his victory. his supporters and his campaign also deserve congratulations. i wish all of them well, particularly, the president, the first lady, and their daughters. this is a time of great challenges for america, and i pray that the president will be successful in guiding our nation. >> president obama will again face a divided congress, with democrats increasing their senate majority by one seat
. for the first time, the majority of the island's voters supported a non-binding referendum to become a full u.s. state. we will speak with the nation magazine's john nichols president of his new mandate for the next four years. all of that and more coming up. this is "democracy now!," democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. president obama return to the white house on wednesday hours after his convincing win over republican challenger mitt romney in the 2012 election. aides say obama has immediately turned to the so-called fiscal cliff of $700 billion in expiring tax cuts and automatic spending reductions set to take effect at the end of the year. under the terms of last year's debt deal, obama and senate democrats must agree on a deficit reduction package with house republicans or face automatic cuts that will likely contract the economy. on wednesday, both senate majority leader harry reid and house speaker john boehner pledged to negotiate in good faith. >> the american people want us to work together. republicans and democrats want us to work together. they want a balan
around and try to extort the full amount from us. >> that is where the role in tripoli, sen. it raises money to buy the debt. >> but instead of collecting on it, we will abol an offshoot ofl street has launched a new limit to about the people, not the banks by buying up distressed debt from financial firms and canceling it so that borrowers do not have to repay. then, "tasing ice." >> 1984, the glacier was 11 miles away. today, is back here. the glacier is retreating but it is also thinning at the same time. >> the new documentary looks at how photographer james balog captured climate change on film by placing two dozen time lapse cameras throughout the arctic and other areas to film melting glaciers. he will join us live. all of that and more coming up. this is "democracy now!," democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. israel is threatening to launch a ground invasion of the gaza strip after breaking an informal ceasefire with a series of deadly attacks. on wednesday, an israeli airstrike assassinated the head of hamas' military wing. the bombing continued, killing
sitting in with us, and chris hedges also with us. this is democracy now!, our six- hour special, and we welcome stations to our broadcast. the polls are closing, including in the key swing state of virginia, and both president obama and mitt romney are claiming they have enough votes to when the weight house -- the white house. polls have just closed in pennsylvania, in michigan, missouri, illinois, massachusetts, in maine and north dakota, and the latest projections showed president obama winning vt., while mitt romney has won georgia, indiana, kentucky, west virginia, and south carolina, they say. abc news is reporting joe manchin is reported to win reelection against the republican businessmen. that is what we know so far, and, yes, the networks have also called vermont for president obama. in a moment, we are going to go to vermont. they have also called the race for governor, and peter there will return it -- retain his governorship, and also, independent senator bernie sanders of vermont has won reelection. a longtime labor, racial justice, an activist and columnist, the f
disqualify ballots not accompanied by a form accurately documenting the type of identification used. attorneys for the northeast ohio coalition for the homeless and service employees international union have filed a challenge in court. in florida, democrats filed a lawsuit seeking to force republican governor rick scott to extend early voting. he and the republican state legislature reduced early voting last year, and now voters are seeing waits of more than six hours at the polls. on sunday, a judge ordered hours to be extended after a bomb threat closed one location for several hours. we will have more on this later in the broadcast. new figures show outside groups such as super pacs have spent $1.1 billion on the 2012 elections. the figure marks a 400% increase over outside spending in 2008 to more than 60% of the nearly $441 million raised by super pacs came from a group of just 91 people. a separate report has them dark money groups which are able to donate anonymously and have spent $213 million through november 1, with 81% of the money colon to republican candidates. syria's
and u.s. capitol. the fbi says he conducted detailed surveillance to map out the attack and acquired a small aircraft as part of his plan to carry it out. the plot would have marked the first time militants deployed the drone technology used by the united states to strike targets in foreign countries for an attack inside the united states. he was caught with the help of undercover agents posing as al qaeda operatives who gave him the money to buy the drones. the tactic that is led to allegations of entrapment. a new video has been released from syria showing arm troubles executing a grpp ogovernmentnt soldiers. on the tape, 10 prisoners were forced to lie on top of one another at an overrun military checkpoints. anti-government fighters are seen kicking and taunting the captured soldiers before opening fire. amnesty international has condemned the footage saying its picks "utter disregard for international humanitarian l new reports warning global inequality has reached a 20-year high. according to the group save the children, poverty that havee previously been concentrated in the wo
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